The Challenges of Synthesizing Hardware from C-Like Languages

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This article presents one side of an ongoing debate on the appropriateness of C-like languages as hardware description languages. The article examines various features of C and their mapping to hardware, and makes a cogent argument that vanilla C is not the right language for hardware description if synthesis is the goal. C-like languages are far more… (More)
DOI: 10.1109/MDT.2006.134

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